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Maryland reports under 100 new COVID-19 cases for 1st time in over 14 months

ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Wednesday, for the first time since March 25, 2020, the State of Maryland reported under 100 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.

This marks another major milestone as the state continues to emerge from the pandemic.

The Maryland Department of Health reported 65 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. One month ago today, the state reported 939 new cases.

The state’s case rate has dropped to 2.79 per 100K—under 3 for the first time since March 30, 2020. The case rate has dropped by 88% since mid-April. Kent County is the first jurisdiction in the state to enter the green zone, with a case rate under 1 per 100K. Official data by jurisdiction is available at https://coronavirus.maryland.gov.

The state’s positivity rate is 1.44%—down 75% since mid-April. COVID-19 hospitalizations are 345—down 72% since mid-April.

Maryland is reporting a total of 6,167,200 vaccinations, including one dose for 88.7% of seniors, and 70.3% of adults. Maryland has fully vaccinated 56.5% of adults, ranking seventh in the country.

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Vaccination information is available at https://covidvax.maryland.gov, or by calling 1-855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829). The call center is available seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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